Belinelli made three consecutive 3-pointers in less than a minute in the opening quarter, and the Spurs made all 10 of their 3s in the first half to build a 16-point lead.
The Spurs' 154 points were the most they scored since putting 161 past the Denver Nuggets in 1990, while Oklahoma's 147 was just short of the 148 they scored in January previous year against the Cleveland Cavaliers.More news: Trump Rips Warren Over ‘Beer Catastrophe’ Video, References Wounded Knee, Little Bighorn
On March 23 past year, Aldridge had set a career-high by scoring 45 points, the most by any Spurs player since Tony Parker scored 55 against the Minnesota Timberwolves in November 2008.
"He's been a beast all year long", San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said of Aldridge. Paul George led the team in scoring with 30 points on 11 of 25 shooting, Russell Westbrook racked up a triple-double of 24 points with 13 rebounds and 24 assists while Jerami Grant chipped in with 25 points and 12 rebounds. They finished 16-19 from 3-point range.
Head to head, the under is 6-2 in the last eight meetings, the Spurs are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings overall but just 5-15 ATS in the last 20 meetings in Oklahoma City. These teams meet again Saturday in Oklahoma City. More importantly, OKC snapped a three-game losing streak.More news: Chris Pratt announces engagement to Katherine Schwarzenegger
Second Half. The Thunder entered the halftime break trailing 60-51, but shot 53 percent in the second half to come away with the victory. After his 56-point outburst, LaMarcus Aldridge was held in check by the Thunder defense, registering only 17 points and nine rebounds. DeMar DeRozan missed a jumper at the close of regulation. And who'd be more familiar to the pressure than the man who averaged more than 23 points per game for the Spurs last season.
Safe Keeping. The Thunder were very safe with the ball, committing just seven turnovers all night.
Spurs: Aldridge has 17,758 career points, passing Magic Johnson for 78th on the NBA's career list.More news: Lion Air jet crash: Cockpit voice recorder found